Saturday, July 23, 2011

PAM386 Luminor Composite Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic

Based on the attention that the 2011 Panerai models have received on the different watch fora, the composite PAM386 may be one of the most overlooked new Panerai watches this year. Which is strange, because it's not only a very good looking watch - it's also a very interesting watch because it is made using the new Panerai composite. This material was also used in the Radiomir PAM339 and that watch was a big hit - perhaps the most popular Panerai watch introduced in 2010.

Panerai PAM386
PAM386 Luminor Composite Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic 44mm

There were two watches that I didn't get to photograph at the SIHH in January this year and the PAM386 was one of them. I guess I forgot to ask for those watches as I was a bit overwhelmed by the PAM372 and another composite watch, the 47mm special edition PAM375. The PAM380 Radiomir blackseal is another watch that I was able to shoot later and this week I got the opportunity to take pictures of the PAM386 - thanks to the kind people of Richemont in Amsterdam.

Panerai PAM386
The composite case is brown

The PAM386 has a brown 44mm case and its dial is brown too. Its actual color doesn't show very well in many photos (as you can see in the first one where the dial appears to be black), but the above photo is pretty close to its actual color. The Luminova is beige which combines nicely with the brown of the dial.

Panerai PAM386
The Panerai "Assolutamente" strap

The watch comes with the Panerai Assolutamente strap. One of the nicest OEM straps no doubt. It can be ordered from Panerai separately too. Its product code is MX006GJF in case you're interested. The strap tapers from 24mm to 22mm and it's 115x75 - which is a bit short for my taste, but I think it's also available in other lengths.

Panerai PAM386
Case back

The Panerai PAM386 has the automatic mechanical P.9000 calibre, executed entirely by Panerai. This movement has a 3 day power reserve (it uses 2 barrels). The watch has a crystal case back so you can see some of its movement details and the rotor. The dial has a date at 3 o'clock, a small seconds dial at 9 o'clock and it offers 300 meter water resistance.

Panerai PAM386
Click the photos for a larger version

If you want a composite Luminor and you're not on the list for a PAM375, then this 386 is certainly worth considering. It's a very functional watch, its case size (44mm) is probably a bit better suited for people that don't have wrists like tree trunks and it's simply stunning in person with its amazing brown dial and beige numbers.

Panerai PAM386
PAM386 Luminor Composite Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic

All photos © 2011 M.Wilmsen - do not use without permission.

Related posts

PAM375 Luminor composite 1950
Panerai PAM339 Radiomir Composite Marina Militare

8 comments:

  1. Very nice , thanks for posting , shame I already have a 312 , was thinking about the 372 but suspect it will be too big as the 75/115 strap fits me fine .

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  2. The 372 is a big watch with its 47mm case, it looks even bigger because the case is all polished. Very nice watch though, lots of people are waiting for its release.

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  3. Simply outstanding photography of a beautiful timepiece. Thanks, Martin!

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  4. Thanks for the kind words Richard!

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  5. This is a great wristwatch. I think it's the other people would tell the time for you when you're wearing this. By the way, the photos are nice and edgy. They are very sharp and fierce.

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  6. Incredible watch and great pictures of it Martin!
    Any idea when it will be available and what the price will be?
    Regards
    David

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  7. Thanks David, I've heard it will be available in September or October but I don't really know for sure. Might be much later. The price is 6800 Euro if I remember it well.

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  8. onde eu encontrar este relogio?
    onde posso comprar?
    cassia

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